Meet the trustees

Kerry Clamp, chair – council trustee

Kerry became chair of the board of trustees in 2018. She is an assistant professor in the Schools of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham and has degrees from the Universities or South Africa, Sheffield and Leeds. She has written widely on the conceptualization and application of restorative justice within post-conflict/transititonal settings as well as police use of restorative justice and practice. She has been the chair of the editorial committee and editor of the newsletter for the European Forum for Restorative Justice since 2011 and the University of Nottingham lead for the East Midlands Police and Academic Collabotion (EMPAC). Kerry brings an international perpsective to the board in terms of restorative justice theory, practice and networks.

Becky Beard, membership trustee

Becky joined the RJC as a membership trustee in July 2018. She has been a restorative practitioner for seven years, working on cases from low level antisocial behaviour and criminal damage to cases involving death or harmful sexual behaviour. Becky runs Restorative Gloucestershire, a multi-agency partnership that provides the restorative justice service for Gloucestershire. 

Janet Clark, membership trustee

Janet became a membership trustee in July 2018. Involved in restorative practice since 2001, Janet is an experienced trainer, consultant, practitioner, assessor and published author in restorative practice. Janet is an Accredited Practitioenr with the RJC and an assessor for the RJC's RSQM and Direct Accreditation schemes. Janet managed the award-winning Restorative Approaches in Schools (RAiS) project in Bristol and has supported a number of schools, education and youth settings, and other agencies in implementing restorative approaches. Janet delivers training, consultatncy and facilitation in a wide variety of settings, including youth offending services, the police, probation, educational settings and community mediation.

Maggie Donnelly, membership trustee

Maggie was elected a membership trustee in October 2016. After four years of secondary school teaching, Maggie spent the next 29 years as a prison governor, practising conflict resolution skills in situations ranging from serious incidents of indiscipline by prisoners to industrial relations negotiations with staff. She then led an international team of trainers in a five-year prison-reform programme in Khazakstan which was assessed as achieving huge positive changes in the culture and management of the prisons. Maggie has a master’s degree in mediation and conflict resolution and is an experienced restorative justice facilitator and trainer, working with Thames Valley RJ Service and Calm and Ealing Mediation Services. From 2012 to 2015 she was a trainer and mentor for Restorative Solutions in a national restorative justice training programme for prison, probation and police services. Maggie is particularly keen to encourage the use of restorative practice to transform the culture and management of prisons and other secure institutions.    

Tim Read, membership trustee

Tim became a membership trustee in November 2018.  He is a qualified restorative practitioner specialising in community safety for five years and has worked for Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) since 2003.  Tim helped develop Brighton & Hove as a ‘restorative city’ which included BHCC becoming an accredited training provider, three service accreditations and setting up a restorative champions network in the city.  Tim has considerable front-line experience in a range of restorative interventions in cases ranging from hate crime and sexual violence.  Tim is an active member of the Sussex RJ Partnership and has helped develop local procedures for domestic and sexual violence cases. 

 

Rebecca Rushton, membership trustee

Rebecca was elected as membership trustee in November 2017. She is a qualified and accredited restorative practitioner and trainer specialising in youth justice for the past 13 years. Rebecca is currently the restorative justice coordinator for Make Amends, an organisation that delivers restorative justice services across Devon and Cornwall. Rebecca brings a wealth of front line experience to the board, having facilitated many conferences including complex and sensitive cases.